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We have had the great fortune of working with Niv. We took recommendations from friends and did extensive interviews and reference checks - and were glad we decided on Niv. We had a major gut renovation of a 2-apartment combination with very strict coop rules/board and extensive NYC rules. Niv was able to envision the space with a concept that was unique to our style (modern and comfortable) and helped take us from this concept to granular detail. He is all things - architect, design, project manager - and created architect plans, lighting, electrical plans, and also sourcing for materials (flooring, concrete wall, tiles, bath, Bose sound system, window covering, appliances, furniture). My husband and I have very busy jobs plus two young kids. Niv kept us on track and pushed our contractors to make sure they were completing each project at a high quality and on time. Niv also helped us make decisions so that the materials arrived when the project called for them. Niv was the conduit for our board, for our building manager, for every representative that we needed to place orders with. We had thought we wanted to do the furniture selection ourselves, but Niv was so easy to work with and knew the overall concept that we decided to stick with him until the very end - including art. We are grateful to Niv and his hard work and attention to detail. We hope never to do another of these projects again - but if we did, we would go with Niv again. Not only do we have an amazing space but my husband and I still have a healthy and strong marriage. Highly recommend Niv!Read More

I spent the last 6 months working with Niv to design and build-out my store in Manhattan. I honestly don't know what I would have done without him.. He brought an immense amount of creativity to the project while controlling the costs to fit within my budget. The project was a huge success and I owe it all to Niv.Read More

Niv is an amazing architect and fantastic person. I worked with Niv on the gut renovation of my apartment. During the design phase, Niv (of Atelier036) was creative in developing a design scheme that not only energized the apartment but brought light further into the darker spaces of the garden level apartment – striking the balance between design, budget, quality of materials, and lighting. To make this project affordable, Niv offered to purchase the materials directly from the vendor and coordinate the shipping schedules. This helped keep the GC costs down significantly.During the construction phase, he provided detailed, weekly progress reports which described project progress and critical path items to both the contractor and me. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s collaborative spirit and on-site problem-solving. Throughout the entire process, Niv was extremely responsive and pushed the general contractor to do his best work. In summary, I would definitely use him again on a future project and highly recommend Niv!Read More

"We did a gut renovation on an apartment that lasted over a year. Niv made valuable and timely suggestions every step of the way. He went above and beyond just providing insightful and talented design by sending detailed, weekly progress reports which provided me tremendous peace of mind that the project was on time, on budget and there the scope was not expanding. What perhaps impressed me most was Niv’s creative problem-solving in terms of design. The apartment had significant challenges and Niv always came up with inspired design solutions. My favorite was suggesting, opening up the tucked away kitchen to the rest of the apartment which made the apartment feel much larger. Additionally, Niv found creative ways to use every small space for built-in cabinets creating ample storage spaces. It helped to maximize almost every inch of our apartment. Throughout the entire process, Niv was highly responsive and attentive and I believe he pushed the General Contractor to do his best work. The difference between a good architect and a great one is whether you would use them again. I would not hesitate a second to work with Niv on my next project.”Read More

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